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China software industry posts January-August revenues of over CNY2.7 trillion, says MIIT

Sep 30, 11:45

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.708 trillion (US$434.5 billion) in January-August 2015, growing by 16.7% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Healthcare providers in India to spend US$1.2 billion on IT in 2015

Sep 29, 13:48

Health care providers in India are expected to spend US$1.2 billion on IT products and services in 2015, an increase of 7% over 2014, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (includes hospitals, as well as ambulatory service and physicians practices) on internal...

Integrated infrastructure and platform market sees 1.7% on-year growth in 2Q15, says IDC

Sep 25, 15:37

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Tracker, the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market saw revenues increased by 1.7% on year to US$2.4 billion during the second quarter of 2015. The market shipped 1,210 petabytes of new storage capacity...

Foxconn invests in China-based LifeSmart

Sep 25, 11:28

Foxconn Electronics has committed equity investment in China-based LifeSmart, an Internet-based smart home device vendor, by participating in a capital increase project initiated by LifeSmart, according to industry sources.

Tmall Global sets up Taiwan pavilion

Sep 25, 11:19

Tmall Global, a cross-country B2C online shopping platform belonging to the China-based Alibaba Group, has announced the establishment of a Taiwan pavilion on its shopping platform specifically for Taiwan-based brands to promote their products to consumers in China.

Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 Mobile-based devices in October

Sep 17, 11:11

Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 10 Mobile-based mobile devices, including Lumia smartphones and Surface tablets, at a product event to be held in New York on October 6, according to industry sources.

Sony promoting own crowd funding platform

Sep 16, 11:08

Sony has launched its own crowd funding platform, First Flight, to encourage employees to engage in innovative activities internally, while promoting its brand image, according to industry sources.

China market: Aliyun starts using datacenter in eastern China

Sep 10, 10:48

Alibaba Cloud Computing (Aliyun), a member of the Alibaba Group, has inaugurated a cloud computing datacenter in Zhejiang, eastern China.

Digital Taipei 2015 opens

Sep 9, 16:01

Digital Taipei 2015, an annual digital content exhibition and conference organized by the government-sponsored Information Industry Institute, is taking place during September 8-9, with more than 100 companies and independent developers exhibiting digital content and nearly 200 buyers from 20 countries...

Virtual reality growing at rapid pace, opening up new markets for various industries, says firm

Sep 8, 16:06

The gaming industry always a pioneer with new technology is leading the way with virtual reality (VR), utilizing the fast growing binocular head-mounted displays market which is set to grow 250% in 2016 globally, according to Futuresource Consulting. A burgeoning consumer market for 360 degree single...

Over-the-air software updates to create boon for automotive market, says IHS

Sep 7, 15:49

While quite common in smartphones and personal computers, remote over-the-air (OTA) software updates are still only in their infancy in the automotive space, according to a new report from IHS.

Taiwan market: Microsoft offers business-use mobile information security solution

Sep 4, 16:10

Microsoft on September 3 unveiled Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), a software solution to help enterprises protect information when operations involve employees' using mobile terminal devices, in the Taiwan market.

General Integration expects to achieve revenues of NT$300 million from 3D business in 2015

Sep 4, 12:25

General Integration Technology, a 3D printing solution provider subsidiary of Taiwan-based Aurora, expects to achieve revenues of NT$300 million (US$9.2 million) from the 3D printing business in 2015, up 50% from 2014.

Global market for smart grid IT software and services expected to total US$142 billion from 2014-2024, says report

Sep 3, 14:21

As power grid operators and managers address the growing challenges of stability and reliability to the grid, modern IT solutions are increasingly being leveraged to automate control and maintenance functions and to more efficiently engage with customers. These new systems are expected to represent...

AsiaInfo to acquire Trend Micro business in China

Sep 2, 15:13

AsiaInfo, a NASDAQ-listed China-based provider of software solutions and IT services for the telecom sector, will acquire antivirus and Internet content security software developer Trend Micro's business operations in the China market, according to AsiaInfo.

III sets up IoT intelligent commerce SIG to promote smart e-commerce in Taiwan

Sep 2, 11:45

The Taiwan government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry (III) has announced the establishment of the IoT (Internet of Things) Intelligent Commerce SIG (special interest group) for boosting cross-industry cooperation to develop smart e-commerce solutions for application in Taiwan.

China software industry posts January-July revenues of nearly CNY2.36 trillion, says MIIT

Aug 28, 15:34

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.359 trillion (US$379.4 billion) in January-July 2015, growing 16.6% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: CHT partners with Microsoft to provide cloud computing services

Aug 27, 11:21

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has signed a strategic-alliance agreement with Microsoft for cooperation on Cloud Solution Provider and Cloud OS Network, with CHT responsible for providing Microsoft Office 365 cloud computing services on a rental basis for CHT's enterprise and government subscribers.

Global service robot market to grow 20-30% annually

Aug 27, 10:56

The market value of service robots globally is expected to grow 20-30% on year, growing from US$8.5 billion in 2015 to over US$20 billion in 2020, according to an industry estimate.

Taiwan businesses urged to develop IoT devices

Newswatch - Aug 26, 11:05

Taiwan-based companies have an advantage in developing IoT products thanks to their innovative ideas, flexibility and efficient implementation, according to John Wang, founder of Tolink, an IoT solution provider.

Taiwan firms optimize OpenStack software products for transition, says COO

Aug 18, 12:20

Taiwan's software developers and related firms will deploy cloud infrastructure and step into the related application market by getting involved in programs and applications initiated by OpenStack, according to Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation.

COO Mark Collier (left) and community manager Tom Fifiled of OpenStack Foundation

Digitimes Research: Samsung Artik products to support Arduino standard

Aug 13, 12:12

Samsung Electronics has announced that it will seek to make its Artik platform products as Arduino-certified platforms for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, a move which indicates a growing concern for the open hardware source community to play a more important role in the development of new IoT...

China market: Huawei to offer business-use cloud services

Aug 4, 15:48

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced that it plans to launch business-use cloud services in the China market, in addition to its current role as being a telecom equipment and solution supplier.

Risks to drive US$10 billion cyber insurance market by 2020, says firm

Aug 3, 14:38

Continued and sustained cyberattacks are having a ruinous effect on enterprises and driving up the cost of incident response. With over 900 million reported records exposed in 2014, more companies are seriously starting to consider transferring risks to insurance providers. Despite growing awareness...

Electronic dictionary vendor Global View sets up business incubator in Beijing

Jul 31, 16:08

Taiwan-based Global View, an e-dictionary and e-translator vendor, has set up an innovative business incubator in Beijing, aiming to help Taiwan-based teams establish startup companies in China, according to company chairman Chou Chih-yuan.

Global View chairman Chou Chih-yuan

Taiwan, China firms to jointly set up cloud-based educational platform

Jul 30, 15:54

Taiwan-based Global View, an e-dictionary and e-translator vendor, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China-based Wei Dong Group to develop a cloud-based educational platform for the educational sector in China and other markets, according to Global View.

PC replacement pushed by Windows 10 may come slowly, say Taiwan makers

Jul 30, 11:20

As Microsoft will allow free upgrades of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to Windows 10, which has relatively low hardware requirements, PC replacement demand due to the launch of the new operating system (OS) is unlikely to surge immediately and instead may emerge slowly and gradually, according to Taiwan-based...

Taiwan IoT makers have to develop innovative applications, says Acer founder

Jul 29, 16:08

To compete for business opportunities in the global Internet of things (IoT) market, Taiwan-based makers should capitalize on advantages in information and communication technology to create hardware added value through developing innovation applications, Acer founder Stan Shih said at an IoT forum...

Windows 10 available in 190 countries as free upgrade

Jul 29, 15:51

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is available, starting July 29, as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets. Windows 10 includes innovations such as Cortana, an Xbox app and Microsoft Edge for a familiar, yet more personal and productive, experience. Windows 10 offers one experience that...

Telecom carriers expected to play key role in IoT, says CHT president

Jul 29, 14:21

Mobile telecom carriers, along with increasing use of 4G mobile communication services, are expected to play a key role in boosting the Internet of Things (IoT) through providing IoT environment-based services, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) president Shih Mu-piao said at an IoT-featuring high-tech forum held...

China software industry posts January-June revenues of over CNY2 trillion, says MIIT

Jul 24, 14:12

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.022 trillion (US$325.0 billion) in January-June 2015, growing 17.1% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: HTC releases HTC One E9 dual sim

Jul 24, 10:44

HTC has added a new member to its HTC One family lineup, the HTC One E9 dual sim, in the Taiwan market. The new model will take on Samsung Electronics' newly released Galaxy A8 and Xiaomi Technology's Mi Note 64GB in the local market.

The HTC Vive

Windows 10 unlikely to hike PC demand, say Taiwan ODMs

Jul 8, 14:53

Many Taiwan-based ODMs hold the opinion that Windows 10 will not be able to boost large-scale PC replacements and upgrades because a large proportion of consumers mainly use PCs for Web surfing and document processing, and therefore do not need the advanced functions provided by Windows 10.

Windows 10 expected to benefit notebook market more than smartphone market

Jul 6, 22:06

Windows 10 is expected to release at the end of July, but mobile device players have held different view about the operating system's benefit to the notebook, smartphone and tablet markets, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Microsoft Taiwan implements BizSpark Plus via cooperation with local business accelerators

Jul 3, 10:39

Microsoft Taiwan began to implement Microsoft's global program BizSpark Plus in Taiwan in July through cooperation with Taiwan-based business accelerators including AppWorks Ventures, HWTrek and Garage+. Microsoft will provide free Azure cloud computing resources worth US$120,000 a year to support...

Dassault Systemes expanding clients in Taiwan

Jul 2, 15:10

France-based software company Dassault Systemes has stepped up its marketing in Taiwan and has expanded its client group to include Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron Technology, Largan Precision, Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), Evergreen Marine and Yulon Motor, according to company...

Dassault Systemes sales vice presient James Lee

China software industry posts January-May revenues of CNY1.588 trillion, says MIIT

Jul 1, 14:30

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY1.588 trillion (US$255.1 billion) in January-May 2015, growing 17.1% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Commentary: Taiwan notebook vendors, ODMs cautious about 2H15 outlook

Jun 24, 14:51

Taiwan-based notebook vendors and ODMs are guardedly optimistic about the prospects of the notebook market for the second half of 2015 and are pinning their hopes on the release of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

Digitimes Research: Usage of Thunderbolt 3.0, USB Type-C connectors to affect external interface applications

Jun 22, 23:28

Intel's upgrade of external interfaces from Thunderbolt 2.0 to 3.0 and the switch from Mini DisplayPort (mDP) connectors to Type-C USB connectors will lead the way for the Type-C USB connectors to replace the Type-A USB connectors used in current PC systems as well as the micro-USB connectors used...

Quanta to strengthen software R&D for enterprise server business

Jun 16, 15:34

Quanta Computer reportedly is planning to expand its server business software team and will double the existing personnel to 100 by the end of 2015 and double the number again to 200 in 2016 to prepare for entering the enterprise server industry, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Computex 2015: Microsoft showcases Windows 10 devices from partners

Jun 4, 16:05

At Computex 2015, during a keynote addressed at the Taipei International Convention Center, Nick Parker, corporate vice president OEM Division, Microsoft, discussed how Windows 10 is enabling the next generation of devices and cloud-based solutions. Parker highlighted the vast opportunities that Windows...

Commentary: Taiwan could lag China in developing Big Data businesses

Jun 4, 11:06

Taiwan could lag behind China in the development of Big Data related businesses as Taiwan makers are still focusing on hardware products such as servers and storage devices, while rivals in China have stepped up efforts to develop applications and ecosystems.

Delta Electronics founder launches online teaching platform MOOC

Jun 3, 14:50

Bruce Cheng, the founder of power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics, has launched Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), an online vocational teaching platform.

TCA chairman optimistic about Taiwan ICT industries despite challenges

Jun 3, 11:59

Computex has evolved into one of the biggest and most important ICT trade shows in the world since its first edition was launched 35 years ago. Computex 2015, which boasts a record number of more than 5,000 exhibition booths, is expected to remain as a robust platform where vendors showcase their new...

TH Tung, chairman of Taipei Computer Association

Google to launch Chromebox digital signage solutions via AOpen in 3Q15

Jun 3, 11:53

Google will launch two Chromebox digital signage solutions for commercial application through cooperation with Taiwan-based AOpen in the middle of the third quarter of 2015, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.


Welcome to the Computex of Things

Jun 1, 19:36

Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will...

Microsoft to address Google Chromebook competition through Windows 10 pricing

Jun 1, 19:23

With Windows 10 set to be launched later this summer, Microsoft will enjoy a lot of attention at this year's Computex, as visitors look to get a better glimpse into how the operating system and the apps that run on it handles various devices being displayed at the show. However, while the technology...

Foxconn to build supply chain financial service system

May 28, 15:49

Foxconn Electronics plans to build up a financial service system for the industrial supply chain, offering loans and real time information to suppliers within the system, according to company chairman Terry Gou.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

Taiwan becomes major revenue contributor to Google

May 28, 11:50

Taiwan has become an important market for Google, a top-five market in terms of revenue contribution from paid apps at Google Play, according to Google.

Google BrandLab to set up branch office in Singapore in 2H16

Newswatch - May 27, 22:02

BrandLab, a business unit of Google, plans to set up a branch office in Singapore in the second half of 2016 in order to meet increasing demand from brand operators in Japan and Southeast, according to Kim Larson, global director of BrandLab.

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